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 Group Programs for Parents

Parenting for Life 

Parenting for Life is an 8 week program that helps parents learn more positive ways to think about and act on their child’s behaviour, how to communicate with their child more effectively, examination of parenting plans, goals and styles of parenting, the fundamentals of a healthy family, learn positive approaches to discipline, how to set limits and boundaries, discussion of topics of interest to parents (self-esteem, peer pressure, social skills, etc.), and generally exploring many other strategies to enhance the parent child relationship.


Family Transitions Triple P

Family Transitions Triple P is a parenting program for separated, divorced and single parents providing guidance through the separation and divorce process with self care. This course will help parents through moving from a two parent family to a one parent family. The first 5 sessions are focused on separation and divorce and the parent as a single adult. A traditional triple p program follows immediately afterward. Please see below for further desciptions but note that this course will be slanted towards single aprents with somewhat different strategeis than the standard triple p programs.

Positive Parenting Program

(Triple P) for Children (0-12) and Teens
 The Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) for children (0-12) and the Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) for Teens, is a unique multi-level family intervention program for the prevention and treatment of behavioral and emotional problems in children. You’ll learn about effective parenting strategies, how to promote your child’s development, how to manage common child behaviour problems, principles to help you deal with almost any situation that might arise. Groups are run by an accredited Triple P practitioners. The program is eight weeks in length, consisting of five two-hour group sessions (once a week) and three telephone interview sessions (15 – 30 minutes), addressing your individual progress.

For Triple P groups for the South Asian Community, please contact Leena of the South Asian Outreach Program at 416-818-7075.

Farsi Positive Parenting

This program, provided in Farsi, will provide parents with tools to help their children with behaviour and emotional issues. This is an 8 week program run in collaboration with Catholic Community Services of York Region. Please call Roya at 905-883-6572 ext 256.

Farsi Group for Parents of Teens

The Farsi Group for Parents is a nine week group for parents of teens in Farsi. This program is held in collaboration with Addiction Services and Catholic Community Services. Topics addressed in the group include: the role of parents in teenage years, time management, balancing work and family, stress management, anger management conflict resolution, and positive parenting skills. For more information on this program or to register, please contact Roya at 905-883-6572 ext 256.


 This group for parents/caregivers and their gender independent children will meet once a month. Free to Be offers an opportunity for parents/caregivers to meet for support and education in order to promote positive development and healthy futures. Program goals are: de-stigmatize gender independence and promote the child’s pride and self-worth. The children will be provided a safe, fun and affirming place to be together and make new friends. This program consists of two groups run separately but simultaneously in the same facility.The group for parents will provide education and support whereas the group for children will provide them a safe place to play.

Registration Process

To register for a group program, simply visit one of our Family Services York Region locations in Newmarket, Markham, Richmond Hill or Georgina (click here for phone numbers & addresses).

If you have any questions, please call our Coordinator of Group Services, Janice Cook at 905-895-2371, ext. 226 or toll free at 1-888-223-3999 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .